Service Opportunities – September 29

Buddy Reading will commence on Monday, October 3 at 3:45 – 4:45 pm in the Senior library classroom. Thank you to those who have already signed up. Please email [email protected] if you would like to sign up, or drop by the library and speak to Mrs. Tweedie or Mrs. Weijs. Remember that this is a weekly commitment to your Grade 2 Buddy for five Mondays this term. Anyone is welcome to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to connect with Grade 2 students and share a love for reading by reading aloud to younger students.


96301459_8323daf741_zIf you would like to come along to Hot Dog Wednesday on Oct. 12 please email Ms. Parker to let her know.

Working with The Extreme Outreach Society, we set up a cart in Blanshard Court to serve hot dogs to kids and play all sorts of games with them like skipping, sidewalk chalk, soccer, tag, and hide and seek. It is a chance to connect with some great kids, serve some hot dogs, and brush up on your BBQ skills!

We leave the school at 3 pm and are back by about 5 pm. You will miss a bit of 5th period, so please talk to your teacher and get permission beforehand to miss some of class. We have a ride down and a chaperone to go with you.


greenteamThe Victoria Green Team has invasive plant removal events coming up on Oct. 1, 15 and 16. Visit their MeetUp page for more information or to sign up. They have various locations and dates available.

The Greater Victoria Green Team is group of people from all over the Greater Victoria area who get together to help restore the local environment in the Capital Regional District. They work with Municipal and Provincial Parks, Charities, Non-profit organizations, Societies, Stewardship and Watershed groups to tackle environmental issues through co-operation and teamwork. They also volunteer at farms to promote local sustainable agriculture. Gloves and tools will be supplied as well as refreshments! All ages are welcome* and no experience is necessary. If you care about the environment, local food security, and meeting other passionate people then this is the group for you!

Volunteers 18 years and under wishing to volunteer are required to have a parent/guardian sign the Greater Victoria Green Team waiver prior to volunteering with the Green Teams. Please email [email protected] to get a copy of the waiver, and bring the signed copy with you to the event. Failure to bring the signed waiver will prevent you from participating at the event.

(Hot Dog photo courtesy of Brad Smith | Flickr Creative Commons)

 

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